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A Christmas of Memories {The Projects – Special Album} #makingmemories

Trying to balance my Christmas projects was a wee bit tricky, but because I had a timing deadline for this due to shipping time, this one had to take some priority.


Our family albums are getting so old that they are falling apart, photos are sticking to the non-acid free pages {gasp}, and some photos aren’t in perfectly chronological order – though everything is dated. phew. So, knowing that my mom really doesn’t NEED anything, or honestly even WANT anything {she, too doesn’t want more stuff}, I figured that preserving memories was the best way to go. {In case you are wondering, I was right}.


I took a 9 year period – from my parents wedding in 1975 until the Christmas of 1984 – and put the photos in order and into a fabulous heirloom in the form of a Blurb Book. If you are wondering, this was the first time I haven’t had a coupon code, so 100% of this book was bought and paid for by me. And I can’t wait to do it again with our other family albums.


My parents *song* – I Just Called To Say I Love You

Once the Blurb book was ordered and left to the mercy of Blurb and the postal system – which for the record totally pulled through for me, delivering the book on CHRISTMAS EVE – we were out of town but an awesome friend stopped by and put it in our house. SO grateful. – I was able to focus on the gift for my mother in law. A project 3 1/2 years in the making.

It turned out better than I could have expected. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, and I seriously mean it.

I {LOVE} Blurb.



One of my favorite childhood photos with my cousin.





And the ultimate reason I made this gift:


Because the best part about *making* memories is *keeping* them,

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